The Trending Project

The Trending Project is a series of videos that utilize media clips that were trending during specific weeks of time online. The project focuses on how we watch and read about wildly different trending subjects – from a cat to a military coup – all within the same week, and in the same digital space.  Video, audio, and other online ephemera are layered on top of one another, remixed and mashed together to de-naturalize our experience of trends.  This collapse of time and space blurs the lines between entertainment, dramatization, advertising, and journalism.  These videos are then wirelessly transmitted from a hacked router to viewers’ mobile devices, where (once they connect), they are continuously redirected to watch this video archive of trends.

INSTALLATION

VIDEOS

Recommended to watch the below with headphones on; There are separate right/left audio channels

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